Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb excoriate

2 senses of excoriate

Sense 1
condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate -- (express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated")
       => denounce -- (speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis")

Sense 2
chafe, excoriate -- (tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck")
       => abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off -- (wear away)

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